Monique Dionne Davis is an American educator and Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 27th District since 1987. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she trained as and worked as a teacher and an educational administrator in the Chicago Public Schools system before entering politics. She graduated from Chicago State University. She is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.
About Monique Davis
Before being elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1987, this Democratic Party politician was employed as a Chicago Public Schools administrator and teacher.
After graduating from Calumet High School, she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in elementary education from Chicago State University and pursued additional coursework at Roosevelt University.
In 2003, while in the Illinois Senate, she worked closely with then-United States Senator Barack Obama on a pair of successful bills.
Before ending in divorce, her marriage to Robert Davis produced a son and a daughter.
She was defeated by Jesse Jackson in the 1995 Democratic primary to fill scandalized politician Mel Reynolds' Illinois seat in the United States House of Representatives.
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